Stanley Webb Davies Arts & Crafts Lakes School English Oak Coffee Table 1947

SKU0020525

Features

An Arts & Crafts Lakes School two teir coffee table by Stanley Webb Davies made in 1947 by Brian Braithwaite. This item features:
  • Made in very well figured solid English Oak throughout
  • 2 plank circular top with chamfered edge
  • 4 rectangular legs joined by cross stretchers supporting and lower shelf with chamfered edge

Comment

As always with Stanley Davies furniture, this is a superbly made item in top quality English oak, fully marked with the SWD monogram

Size

Approximate dimensions:
  • overall height 56 cm (1 foot 10 inches)
  • overall diameter 70 cm (2 feet 3 and a half inches)
  • lower shelf height 15 cm (5 inches)
If you need a very exact dimension, or one we haven't included, feel free to contact us and we will measure it for you

Date

1947

Identification

Expertly carved Stanley Webb Davies motif, the motif for Brian Braithwaite [the craftsman] and date of 1947

About Stanley Webb Davies

Stanley Webb Davies: An outstanding furniture workshop and one of the premier makers of top class Arts and Crafts furniture. He designed pieces in the Cotswold School style, which were all individually hand made, with decorative trademarks features including exposed pegged joints, alternating thumb nail chisels and rounded tops. Materials, workmanship and design are always of the exceptional quality. Stanley Webb Davies items very rarely come onto the market

About English Oak

English Oak: The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. English oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. Although oak grows widely across Europe and North America, craftsmen continue to cherish English oak which grows more slowly than its foreign counterparts giving it strength, durability. Quarter sawn boards are very straight grained and have distinctive growth rings and medullary rays that give a very beautiful effect as well as being renowned for their superior stability and strength

About Arts & Crafts Lakes School Furniture

The Arts & Crafts Lakes School was a development of the Arts and Craft Cotswold School. The most significant designers and makers were Arthur Simpson, in Kendal, Stanley Webb Davies at Windermere and the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. Peter Hall of Staveley still produces furniture in this tradition. The Lakes School maintained the ideals with its simple lines, attention to the finest of details, the use of beautiful locally materials and the focus traditional tools and techniques. In fact Stanley Webb Davies' workshop didn't use any power tools at all, even to cut logs from timber!The dominant material was English Oak and typical decorative details often include exposed joints and subtle carved details

Condition

Excellent clean sound condition. If you wish to have further specific photographs or talk to us for a more detailed condition report then please do not hesitate to contact us


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